Author Shout Out Book Signing This Weekend!

Dear Readers:

Due to my sister’s passing, I had to delay the release of my vamp series compilation. But that will come later this summer! 

In the meantime, the Author Shout Out is this weekend! Details are here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1497427766943880/?ti=icl


I also have two photo shoots this week, so new pics are coming. 

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria

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News and events:

*Author Shout Out! Meet me and book signing at Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, April 22, 2-5pm

*Heavy Anchor Craft/Art Fair:


*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm

*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 

-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg

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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Videos! 

As I am still, yes still catching up on various projects, I just wanted to share a pleasant reminder, that yes, I have a YouTube channel. 

Please take a gander. The link for my interview for my first Steampunk novel “Strax and the Widow” is here. I made all the accessories I’m wearing, enjoy! 

There are MORE upcoming shows and events (a few listed below), and live reads on Facebook, Periscope, and Instagram to be announced soon!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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News and events:
*Author Shout Out! Meet me and book signing at Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, April 22, 2-5pm
*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 
-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Inspiration for a Broken Heart

I sometimes find inspiration in unexpected places or one project will inspire another. I did a quick set of shots after a long day at the Dungeon. I dressed up that day as a punkish homage to Marie Antoinette. I’d tried a cheap blue hair powder that worked incredibly well, giving my hair shades of deep blue to faded green. Most of these were just test shots, but with some low lighting, I achieved a tousled gothic look I really liked:

But this last one, wow, I liked it so much that it is going to be used for poster/promotional art for a Steampunk Broken Hearts Ball coming up February:


I just liked the overall look of he shot and how it corresponded to the theme of the show. More details to follow!

A pleasant reminder:

The last day for 50% off!!! (Any item over $21.) The first part of the sale will run through December 26th. After that, all holiday items will be marked down until January 2nd, before leaving the store. So you can stock up on last minute gifts and decor for next year. PLEASE NOTE: I can not guarantee shipping or delivery by Christmas or New Years. Use coupon code for the 50% off: 50LAST2016

Also Etsy has a special promotion for qualifying purchases! Spend $50 in one store by 12/27, get $10 toward a future purchase through Jan. 31st, 2017.

Store link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
Thank you for supporting small and local. As always, thank you for reading, peace to you and yours this holiday season!
Victoria
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News and events:
-No events in Jan, but big events coming in Feb, including the Broken Hearts Ball mentioned above, Feb. 11th, 6p-10p at 1900 Park Creative Space. There will be a fashion show, escape entertainment and art in conjunction with a steampunk art exhibit that will run through the month of February. The Facebook invite link is here and will be updated on a regular basis: 
-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Event Tomorrow!!!

Dear Readers:
Please stop on by tomorrow, it’s FREE!


As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria

News and events:

This Saturday, Steampunk St. Louis at the World Bird Sanctuary, 11/12, 11a-4p:

And next week a book signing with my editor Debbie Manber Kupfer:

-I will again host the Open House at 1900 Park during the Holiday Parlor Tour in Lafayette Square, Sunday, 12/11, 10am-5pm:

I will have a Small Biz Saturday Sale in the Haute Hen Etsy store. Watch this space for details!

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Halloween Part 2…

Dear Readers:

First, my  blog has hit 100 likes! Thank you for reading, I am so very grateful to share my art with you.

So I couldn’t fit it all in one blog, more Halloween pics:One of our hosts Trish, my friend Michele as the DOD Bride, and me.

One of the Willy Wonka’s gave out real bars, and a golden ticket! He also did the fall from the original movie:

And I forgot to post a few of one of St. Louis’s most beloved queens, (pardon the spelling) Tomorrow Morning, who did a great take on Beyoncé:


Her coat was so amazing I had to shoot video:

Had a great late dinner at Culpepper’s, the usual club sandwich and fries, to finish off the night.

I’ll have more on what happened on Guy Fawkes in the next blog!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
News and events:
This Saturday, Steampunk St. Louis at the World Bird Sanctuary, 11/12, 11a-4p:


And next week a book signing with my editor Debbie Manber Kupfer:


-I will again host the Open House at 1900 Park during the Holiday Parlor Tour in Lafayette Square, Sunday, 12/11, 10am-5pm:


I will have a Small Biz Saturday Sale in the Haute Hen Etsy store. Watch this space for details!


-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam filling your email box. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Viral Double Rainbow

A couple weeks ago, I had a great pic go viral via Fox2News here in St. Louis. One of those classic Midwest late afternoon summer storms rolled in and I spent almost three hours at the window. I was well rewarded for my patience. Here’s the storm rolling in:

It passed within a 1/2 hour and this happened:

You can see the double rainbow! And the stronger one ended up in a grove of trees on the Arch grounds. It lasted for almost two hours with the rainbows moving in and out of the clouds and across the river:

That day’s sunset did not disappoint:

Simply amazing!

Again a reminder:

**MASSIVE SALE in my etsy store!** 50% off any item over $20 in the Haute Hen Etsy store with code:

50SUMMER2016 

Coupon good until August 17, 2016. Feel free to share this code with friends and Etsy shoppers! I have marked down many items to clearance prices!!! I need to clear out old art to bring in the new. I have plenty of copies of Strax and the Widow in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are just $20!!! Hard copies of the sequel are on Amazon now but will be added to the Etsy store next month. Both will be in the Kindle store soon next month as well.

As always, thank you for reading,

-Victoria

Links and events:

-LIVE DEMO of pet art at the Dog Museum, Aug 20th, 11:30a-2:30p. Dog art and gifts for sale! Please stop by, more details forthcoming. I will also be in a group show 

-Coming late summer/fall, Big River Steampunk Festival over Labor Day weekend in Hannibal,  CAM Open Studios in October, Open House by Strange Folk Festival. Please watch this space for more details. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Sale Ending in the Etsy Store

Dear Friends:

I’ve added (and have more coming) items in the Haute Hen etsy store. The sale is still on, but only for a couple more days. This is a great opportunity to pick up some exquisite items at up to 75% off. The coupon codes are:

-XMAS25 for 25% off purchases over $20

-XMAS50OFF for 50% off purchases over $50

-XMAS75 for 75% off purchases over $100

Please share and use! I have several shows coming this year where these pieces could be sold “live”. 

A sampling of what’s in store:

   
    
   
So how’s the writing?

Revenge and Machinery, the second book in the Society Series, is taking a bit longer to edit, but it will be worth it. Kate Church becomes something she never imagined…so watch this space for a late spring release date.

Haven’t met Kate yet? Well, Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation and re-edit completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:

http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow

Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.

2016 looks to be a year of fruition for me. I hope you’ll continue to follow me on this journey. 

As always, thank you for reading.
-Victoria

Links and events

-March 4th, St. Louis Science Center Steampunk First Friday, 6p-9p. I’ll have a table at this FREE event. Please stop by! More details to follow. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. 

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen. 

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon